In an ideal world, those who have excess would always help those in need; those who have money would lend to those who don’t.
Of course, that’s not the case, and nor necessarily should it be. More often than not, people who have money to their name are those who have worked damn hard to make it that way.
All the same, however, it never fails to warm the heart when one sees acts of gratuitous charity from every day people. When Courtney Adeleye, CEO and founder of The Mane Choice hair care products, caught wind of the fact that her daughter’s teacher was struggling, she decided straight away that she wanted to do something.
One thing led to another and before long Adeleye was outside the teacher’s classroom asking her to step outside. What followed has spread around the internet like wildfire, not least because of the magnitude of Adeleye’s actions …
When Adeleye heard that her daughter’s teacher was in dire financial straits, she wanted to help. The rumours said that the teacher couldn’t afford a car and had been reduced to using public transportation to get to and from school every day.
Adeleye spoke with her husband about the matter, and the pair decided to do something remarkable.
They came to the conclusion that they would buy their daughter’s teacher a brand new car. Obviously this was a big purchase, but one they knew would change her life forever.
So they went to the car lot, chose a new car and wrapped it in a bright blue ribbon. After all, it was a present worthy of some fanfare.
Still, Adeleye was unsure over whether or not the teacher would be offended by the offering. Would her pride lead her to feel insulted? All would be discovered when it came time to hand over the keys.
Courtney visited the school and asked the teacher to come outside with her into the lot. When she handed the keys over, the teacher broke down in tears, saying: “No more sitting in the cold, no more riding the bus, no more waiting on somebody to come and pick me up!”
Fortunately, Courtney’s daughter filmed the event, giving everyone the chance to witness an act of compassion that transcends even the kindest of gestures.
You can see the keys being handed over below:
We think it’s fair to say the world could do with a few more people like Courtney Adeleye. What a fantastic surprise; what a way to brighten someone’s life.
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